FortiGate Certificate Import Errors
Jun27

FortiGate Certificate Import Errors

FortiGate Certificate KB ID 0001791 Problem A colleague messaged me last week because he could not import a certificate on a FortiGate (that had been exported from a Cisco ASA). He was seeing this error; Incorrect certificate file format for CA/LOCAL/CRL/REMOTE cert. FortiGate Certificate Problems A brief Google led me to ask “Is the FortGate licensed or on a Free/Trial license?” As that can produce this error...

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Cisco to FortiGate Command Conversion
Apr06

Cisco to FortiGate Command Conversion

KB ID 0001776 Problem Bah what the hell is ‘show run’? If you’ve spent years on Cisco IOS and ASA/Firepower, then FortiGate can be a little confusing. Hopefully this Cisco to FortiGate list below will make it a little easier. Cisco to Fortigate Translation Cisco Command FortiGate Command Basic commands show run show full-config show version get system status show ip interface brief show system interface show run...

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Cisco FPR – Re-image from FTD to ASA Code
Nov21

Cisco FPR – Re-image from FTD to ASA Code

KB ID 0001766 Problem Note: This procedure is to re-image a Cisco Firepower device from FTD to ASA code, (in this example a Cisco FPR 1010).  Why would you want to do this? Well to be frank FTD is bobbins, so if you have a device running FTD code you might want to ‘convert’ it to ASA code. If you tried to do this with an older firewall (ASA 5500-X) then you needed to go to Cisco TAC and try and get them to give you an...

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Use Azure MFA With Microsoft NPS (RADIUS) Server
Jul20

Use Azure MFA With Microsoft NPS (RADIUS) Server

  KB ID 0001759 Problem I was in a forum last week and someone asked, “Can I enable Azure MFA, on my RADIUS server, to secure access to my switches and routers etc”. It turns out if you want to enable Azure MFA with Microsoft NPS it’s actually quite  simple. So, I’m using RADIUS auth (above) on my NPS server, and it’s simply checking the authenticating user is a member of a domain security group....

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Cisco ASA DHCP Reservation (Solved)
May20

Cisco ASA DHCP Reservation (Solved)

KB ID 0001751 Problem We have been asking for this for years! Even on my home network I’ve not been able to allocate an ASA DHCP reservation for my laptop and my MyCloud drive. I’ve been in discussions in forums with people who are convinced that putting a static ARP entry into the ASA would solve the problem (it doesn’t – I tested it extensively!) But finally in version 9.13(1) we can now add a static DHCP...

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AnyConnect 4 – Plus and Apex Licensing Explained
May11

AnyConnect 4 – Plus and Apex Licensing Explained

KB ID 0001013  Problem (Updated 11/05/21) Before version 4 we simply had AnyConnect Essentials and Premium licensing, now we have Plus and Apex licensing. AnyConnect Plus and Apex There are in fact three licensing options; Cisco AnyConnect Plus Subscription Licenses Cisco AnyConnect Plus Perpetual Licenses Cisco AnyConnect Apex Subscription Licenses NEW VPN Only perpetual Licences Plus and Apex Contain; AnyConnect PLUS (Cisco pitch...

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